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The Iris Brown Townhomes, a WCRP community

Home steady: Discovering new ways to house Pennsylvanians

In an effort to preserve affordable housing in a rapidly-changing city, the WCRP is tapping a fresh tool. The resulting Community Justice Land Trust aims to help Philadelphians realize the dream of home ownership.

Little Free Library

Little Free Library has big ambitions for literacy and public art

A tiny literary phenomenon is making a big name for itself. Learn the story behind the Little Free Library movement that's popping up in communities like nearby Heidelberg and across the world.

Glitter & Grit

Between the proposal and "I do," local brides prep with the best

Before the big day ever arrives, busy brides-to-be are making lists, saving pennies, and enlisting the services of vendors. But who's taking care of the bride herself? Here, a Pittsburgh bride's complete planner for prepping body and soul for the wedding date.


Pop Filter Hot Pick: Father John Misty at the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

Father John Misty comes to Homestead on the tour supporting his critically acclaimed 2015 sophomore release "I Love You Honeybear."

Jen Mulero, bartender at 1947 Tavern

Bartenders' backstory: How the best in the business rose to the top

Pittsburgh is flush with talented bartenders who've perfected the art of the craft cocktail. Here, an insider's guide to some of the city's most storied mixologists.

Relics created by James Simon and Braddock Youth Project

Magic city: Saints Tour transforms history in Braddock

The patron saints of art and music are alive and well in Braddock, thanks to a one-of-a-kind theatrical production that weaves the neighborhood's historical details with the imaginations of the artists involved.

Butler County resident Rob Pushak, 26, trains on a vertical mill on May 7 in the South Side of Pittsburgh, as part of a machinist training program held by New Century Careers in the BotsIQ building.

Millennials wanted as Boomers expected to leave a crater in the job market

The Pittsburgh area is attracting many highly educated Millennials, but what the region needs are younger people willing to look at manufacturing jobs.

Billy Epting, 27, chose a graduate program and research position at Carnegie Mellon University over offers from two other prestigious schools in the nation.

Pittsburgh's brain gain

The high number of advanced degrees among Pittsburgh's youngest workers combined with the big tech companies that have set up shop here has created a brain gain in the region. 

Christina Ailor, 27, graduated with a political science degree but has been unable to find a job where it applies. She works two part-time jobs and still has trouble making ends meet.

Underemployed, out of work

Underemployment affects 7.4 percent of Pennsylvanians in the Millennial age group, and about 4.4 percent of all Pennsylvanians, regardless of age, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


The Pop Filtercast Episode #6 - 5/20/15

On this week's episode of the Pop Filtercast, we preview upcoming shows from White Like Fire, Tame Impala, Jenny Lewis, Hop Along, and Twin Peaks. Listen up!


Zoo veterinarian extends a helping hand across the globe

Dr. Ginger Sturgeon, director of animal care at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, traveled to Bhutan to volunteer medical services to the rural villagers there.

The porches at Summerset

Summerset celebrates the season of the porch with a new kind of neighborhood block party

Summerset at Frick Park celebrates the front porch as an icon of city living with a porch party on May 17.

Chandler Bats in Norristown

How Pennsylvania's manufacturing sector stays on top in U.S.

From the production of baseball bats and copper piping to kale chips and high-tech coatings, manufacturing is growing and changing across the state. It's all part of a larger trend of revived domestic production that's luring the next generation of high-skill workers.

Jackson Flats in NE Minneapolis

Three lessons for making Pittsburgh affordable for artists

Funding, policy, persuasion and need are the keys to making artist housing affordable. Here, a how-to from cities like Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.


Pop Filter Hot Pick: Carnegie Museum of Art and VIA Present #nowseethis

Carnegie Museum of Art and VIA present #nowseethis, which celebrates the publishing of the Hillman Photography Initiative's photo book with art installations and live music.  
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